HC Deb 16 June 1959 vol 607 c15W
1. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the low standard both in size and quality of the British exhibit at the New York World Trade Fair; and what steps he proposes to take to see that such discredit is not brought upon British goods, trade and industry on future occasions in trade fairs for which he has a degree of responsibility.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

There was no official Government exhibit at the New York World Trade Fair and it was for individual firms to decide whether or not participation in the Fair would help their sales in the United States. My right hon. Friend has no responsibility for the standard of exhibits provided either by British firms or their representatives.